Sam Smith announces "I'm not the only" one as new single; slated to perform at Itunes festival

             


Sam Smith reveals the next single from his "In the Lonely Hour" album.

Neither his breakthrough solo effort “Stay With Me” nor hit Disclosure collaboration “Latch” is done rising, but Sam Smith is already shifting attention to his next single.

The buzzworthy singer-songwriter, who most consider a lock to contend for key awards at the 2015 Grammys, announced Monday that “I’m Not the Only One” will be released as the next single from his hot-selling “In the Lonely Hour.”

Smith was to debut the track on BBC Radio 1 Monday evening. Its debut as an official iTunes Single is slated for August 31.

It is unclear when “I’m Not the Only One” will hit US radio, but there is no overt reason to rush. “Stay With Me,” which reached the Top 5 at pop this past week, remains the format’s third-greatest airplay gainer. It will reach #4 on Mediabase’s airplay chart this week, and an ascent into the Top 3 remains very possible.

“Stay With Me” is also the #3 song on Hot AC Radio and #1 on AAA.

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Sam Smith, Maroon 5 on tap for iTunes Festival

NEW YORK (AP) — Last year Sam Smith says he was a spectator at the iTunes Festival. This year, his view will be much improved — he'll be onstage.

The soulful newcomer is among those set to perform at the eighth annual event, held every night in September at The Roundhouse in London. Other acts announced Monday include Pharrell Williams, Maroon 5, Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Robert Plant, Blondie and Chrissie Hynde.

The iTunes festival is free for contest winners, and people worldwide can watch live or on demand via various Apple devices and iTunes. Past performers include Adele, Kanye West, Elton John, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Paul McCartney.

Earlier this year, the iTunes Festival branched out to the United States for the first time with concerts in Austin, Texas, during the South by Southwest music festival.

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